7:00pm: The HON. JACQUELINE A. BERRIEN, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, leads this year’s Thurgood Marshall Forum: Civil Rights Law in the Age of President Obama. Issues to be covered: Trayvon Martin, Voter Rights, status of equal opportunity in higher education and employment, the role of the church in the Civil Rights Movement. Sponsors: Emmanuel Baptist Church, DuBois-Bunche Center for Public Policy, Medgar Evers Department of Public Administration, MEC Student NAACP, MEC Center for Law & Social Justice and MEC Center for Black Literature. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Ave., Bklyn. (bet. Hall St. & Washington)
6:00pm: “Brooklyn Beat ‘63”: The BEAT Festival features community stars and native sons Sam Pinn (center) and Stan Kinard (second from left) in “Brooklyn ’63,” a staged performance recalling true-life moments in the Brooklyn of the early 60’s & the Civil Rights Movement at the Billie Holiday Theatre, Restoration, 1368 Fulton Street. /www.beatbrooklyn.com/brooklyn-63-2/
2:00pm: RANDY WESTON AFRICAN RHYTHMS TRIBUTE TO DR. JOHN HENRIK CLARKE. Major Sponsor: The Board For The Education of People of African Ancestry (BEPAA). Features Mr. Weston on keyboards,
TK Blue on Saxophone, Alex Blake on Bass and Neil Clarke on Bass. The House of The Lord Church located at 415 Atlantic Avenue, BK. Tickets: $20.00 in advance; $25.00 at the door. Seating: first come-first serve. For tickets or information: 347-907-0629 or 917-282-8932.
3:00-5:00pm: Conversation: “The Butler: Eyewitness to History”. Medgar Evers College Center for Black Literature, in partnership with Simon & Schuster Publishers and Restoration, presents a conversation with award-winning journalist Wil Haygood and New York University Professor Pamela Newkirk about Haygood’s recent book, The Butler: A Witness to History. The inspiration for the current popular feature film, Haygood’s book is about Eugene Allen (seen in photo with Gerald Ford) who served 8 presidents as the White House’s head butler from 1952-1986. A book-signing and reception will follow the program, which is a Bookend Event for the Brooklyn Book Festival. Skylight Gallery, Restoration: 1368 Fulton Street. Donation: $10. Lite refreshments served. thebutlerbookreading.evenbrite.com.
7:00pm: “Danny Simmons-A Personal View”, ongoing art exhibition in Skylight Gallery, Restoration: 1368 Fulton St.
Brooklyn Book Festival: Full week of literary events at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Diverse lineup of panelists including Pete Hamill, Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, Tom Wolfe, Sapphire and children’s book author Lois Lowry.
9a-2p: WEEKSVILLE Farmers’ Market at the historic Hunterfly Road Houses site. 1698 Bergen Street, near Rochester. (Guided Tours)
3p-6p: ABENY’s first general membership meeting of the year at the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA/Bedford and Monroe. “A panel presentation on how we can get our reluctant boys of color to read,” says Dr. Sheilah Bobo, ABENY Subcommittee Chair. Program panelists: Jerry Craft, syndicated cartoonist, middle-grade author, illustrator; Aren Craft, 13-year-old co-author of the Offenders Middle Grade Novel; Torrey Maldonado, veteran teacher, middle grade; writer Alex Simmons and illustrator Eric Velasquez.
6:30PM: NYS Regents Vice Chancellor Emerita Adelaide Sanford to speak on “Media and The Image of Beauty in the African Student”. Place: John Henrik Clarke House, 286 Convent Avenue, Harlem. Admission is Free.
Symbols of Spirits: Forty Years of African Artifacts, an exhibition of wood sculptures and masks from the Brooklyn-based Edwards Collection sponsored by The Bedford-Stuyvesant Museum of African Art, opens at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street at Court Street in Brooklyn. (through October 8). Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, closed: 718-802-3700
Ongoing thru September 24
9:00am-1pm: Wednesdays – FARMERS’ MARKET/Marcy Plaza at Restoration on Fulton St./Marcy.
6:00pm: Wednesdays – Weekly Exercises: Neighborhood Bike Rides, Runs & Walks, starting from Restoration West Plaza, Fulton/ Marcy.
1:00-2:30pm: Symbols of Spirits: Forty Years of African Artifacts exhibition on view through October 8 will feature Contributing Artists Forum moderated by Danny Simmons and featuring a discussion with noted art experts on African art at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street at Court Street in Brooklyn, New York. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
5:30p: Brooklyn Music School performs at Albee Square Mall, Downtown BK.
The DUMBO Arts Festival (through September 29)
9a-2p: Weeksville Farmers’ Market/ 1698 Bergen Street, near Rochester. 718-756-5250
10am ~ 12n: Next Generation: Youth Leadership Breakfast. Meet children from The Sankofa Academy; Premier Screening of Chris Curry’s new Stop The Violence video. Led by community leader, broadcast pioneer Bob Law. Please bring at least one new back-to-school item for a child or young student. Sponsor: Men’s Ministry of 1st Church, Central Brooklyn Leadership Council. Historic First Church of God in Christ, 221 Kingston Avenue, BK.
12noon-6p: ATLANTIC ANTIC, Hicks Street to Atlantic to Fourth Ave.
WEEKSVILLE Farmers’ Market at the historic Huntersfly Road Houses site. 1698 Bergen Street, nr. Rochester
11a-4p: Crown Heights North House Tour: firstname.lastname@example.org (Self-guided, rain or shine)
12noon-5p: EscapeMakers Local Food & Travel Expo at Brooklyn Borough Hall. YOU MUST PREREGISTER to ATTEND THIS FREE EVENT!
REGISTER AT escapemaker.com/travelexpo 12noon-5p: Prospect Heights House Tour: Prospect Heights Association/ email@example.com (Self-guided, rain or shine)
10a-5p: KICKOFF! BED-STUY ALIVE! 9th ANNUAL SALUTE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD. (Through Oct. 19th) Theme: Live Healthy, Live Well, Live Green, Fulton (New York & Brooklyn Avenues), Tohma Y. Faulkner Community Awards, Children’s Village, Savor Bed-Stuy Food Court/Bed-Stuy Marketplace. Plus Gala kickoff Festival features Bedford-Stuyvesant FOOD & FAMILY DAY activities and Restoration Rocks! 2013 music Festival. www.bed-stuyalive.org
REEL SISTERS of the Diaspora Festival, Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus
BED-STUY ALIVE! LIVE HEALTHY, LIVE WELL, LIVE GREEN – 10K Run, 5K Run, Kiddie Race 8a- Registration, 10a- Race (Register at www.nycruns.com) www.bed-stuyalive.org (through Oct. 19th) REEL SISTERS of the Diaspora Festival, Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus
BED-STUY ALIVE! LIVE HEALTHY, LIVE WELL, LIVE GREEN – A Taste of Soul, Fulton (New York & Brooklyn Avenues) www.bed-stuyalive.org (through Oct. 19th)
BED-STUY ALIVE! LIVE HEALTHY, LIVE WELL, LIVE GREEN – A Sip of Soul,
Fulton (New York & Brooklyn Avenues) www.bed-stuyalive.org (through Oct. 19th)
BED-STUY ALIVE! LIVE HEALTHY, LIVE WELL, LIVE GREEN – The House Tour, 11a-4p: Bedford-Stuyvesant’s 35th Annual House & Garden Tour: Sponsor: Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant /$20 advance sale; $25 day of tour/brownstonersof firstname.lastname@example.org/www.brownstonersofbedstuy.org/718-221-2213 (Self-guided, rain or shine) www.bed-stuyalive.org (through Oct. 19th)
BED-STUY ALIVE! LIVE HEALTHY, LIVE WELL, LIVE GREEN – Art Studio Open House, BeSAA 7th Annual Studio Strut/www.bed-stuyalive.org (through Oct. 19th)
11a: WEEKSVILLE’s Fall Harvest Festival, 1698 Bergen Street, near Rochester. 718-756-5250.